Chelsea will welcome West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening as both sides look to earn all three points in the London derby.
The Hammers managed to draw 1-1 against Burnley at London Stadium in the previous match. In contrast, the Blues suffered a disappointing 4-2 loss at the hands of Arsenal in midweek, so they will be eager to right the wrongs this Sunday.
Chelsea vs West Ham United: Talking Tactics
Thomas Tuchel will set his side up in a 3-4-3 formation and could ask his players to get a stronghold in the game and create enough decent chances to win this London derby.
David Moyes will opt for a 3-4-2-1 formation and might instruct his men to keep a solid defensive shape and try to hurt the home team.
Christensen suffered a minor setback against Arsenal, and the defender remains doubtful to start along with Rudiger, who is out due to a groin injury. Mateo Kovacic is expected to miss this game due to an ankle injury. Furthermore, Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi will be sidelined for this derby as well.
Chelsea Predicted XI
Mendy; James, Silva, Sarr; Azpilicueta, Kante, Jorginho, Alonso; Mount, Werner, Havertz
West Ham United
Kurt Zouma and Issa Diop have been ruled out of the trip to Stamford Bridge with ankle problems.
West Ham United Predicted XI
Fabianski; Johnson, Dawson, Rice, Cresswell; Soucek, Fornals; Bowen, Lanzini, Benrahma; Antonio
Thiago Silva needs to have a good game on the defensive end of the field if Chelsea are to keep a clean sheet. Havertz and Timo Werner will have to carry most of the goal-scoring burden up top.
West Ham United
The defensive performance of Dawson and Rice could determine the fate of this game. Lanzini will have to find a way to create some decent chances in the final third to set up Antonio in front of the goal.
Chelsea vs Arsenal: Streaming Links
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